Tuesday, February 12

Flashback Four : The Lincoln Project


November 19, 1863

The Flashback Four blends fascinating real history with an action-packed and hilarious adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events. 

This time, the four friends are headed to 1863 to catch Abraham Lincoln delivering his famous Gettysburg Address.  They'll have to work together to ask the right questions, meet the right people, and capture the right moment. And most important—not get caught!

Virtual Field Trip


Here is the Wills House, on the town square, where Abraham Lincoln stayed before giving his Gettysburg Address.  It is just down the street from the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Stopping to walk around at the Gettysburg National Memorial, there is a wall here that's similar to the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. It lists the soldiers that died in battle, both Union and Confederate.


 
Let's take a drive through the Gettysburg National Cemetery, the final resting place for Union soldiers killed during the 3-day battle. This is where Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. Nearly all Confederate soldiers were moved to their home states.

Read


Make / Do
Watch
Connection  We Were There at the Battle of Gettysburg book unit

Vocabulary

  • Conceive
  • Proposition
  • Engaged
  • Endure
  • Consecrate
  • Hallow
  • Detract
  • Devotion
  • Vain
  • Perish
Think
  • Do you think the address is still relevant today?  Why or why not?
  • Where would you want to go if you could travel back in time to any date and place in history?  Research the event and write a paragraph explaining why you would visit there.

2 comments:

  1. The Flashback Four book sounds like something my history-loving girl would like.

    Thanks for linking up at Drop Everything and Read at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

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    1. We're enjoying everyone's book posts over there! :)

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